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  • 2008 - Page One Contest/Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists, published July 4, 2007

    "L.A. Plays Itself"

2007 Stories by Rob Nelson

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  • Save Darfur?

    published August 22, 2007

    For an issue-oriented doc with activist aims, the line between hope and despair — between placating an outraged audience and calling it to... More >>

  • Surge This

    published August 8, 2007

    Masterfully edited and cumulatively walloping, Charles Ferguson's No End in Sight turns the well-known details of our monstrously bungled... More >>

  • Past Action Hero

    published June 27, 2007

    Still an all-American bloodhound after all these years, Bruce Willis' Detective John McClane begins Live Free or Die Hard sniffing around a... More >>

  • Cannes and Abel

    published May 30, 2007

    Cannes, France —"Whaddya love about it so much?" Abel Ferrara — director of the strip-club-set Go Go Tales, my... More >>

  • We Aren't the World

    published May 30, 2007

    Cannes, France — The Coen brothers' pulpy, ultimately pretentious neo-western No Country for Old Men screened early in the... More >>

  • JitterBug

    published May 23, 2007

    The most volatile, least easily psychoanalyzed of '70s auteurs in Peter Biskind's classic New Hollywood tell-all Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,... More >>

  • Wedding Crashers

    published April 18, 2007

    A reformist disciple of Dogme, that earth- and camcorder-shaking movement wherein waves are broken and celebration is cause for alarm, Danish... More >>

  • Here, Mike! Sit! Good Boy!

    published April 18, 2007

    Speaking as the owner of a new puppy, I can say definitively that a dog is both more and less annoying than the average person. Year of the Dog... More >>

  • Bob Shaye's New Line

    published March 21, 2007

    Hard-core phantasie geeks will relish role-playing every enemy of The Last Mimzy, a family-style sci-fi adventure whose director Bob Shaye... More >>

  • The Good East German

    published February 14, 2007

    We Americans complain of Big Brother's unblinking eye in the post-Patriot Act, corporate e-mail era — as well we should. But, as The Lives... More >>

  • Sympathy for the Devil

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Ten days of terse texting among professional narcissists working on little or no sleep in one of the last cold spots left on Al... More >>

  • Dissent for Sale

    published January 31, 2007

    PARK CITY, Utah -- Even by the lacerating standards of recent Sundance docs Why We Fight and Iraq in Fragments, the nonfiction at... More >>

  • Accidental Tourists

    published January 17, 2007

    Having endured civil war, separation from their families, hunger and dehydration during a thousand-mile trek through sub-Saharan Africa, and 10... More >>

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